A new public primary school proposed for Wagga's northern suburbs of Estella and Boorooma is one step closer to opening its gates.
The State Significant Development Application has been lodged, giving the community its first look at artist impressions of the school.
With plans for 16 classrooms, integrated facilities and open spaces, the school will situated alongside Charles Sturt University.
Due to be completed by early 2021, the lodging of the SSDA was a "key milestone" to getting the school up and running, according to Wagga-based Nationals MLC Wes Fang.
"It means we can look forward to construction work on the new primary school in Wagga getting started soon," he said.
"I'm also keen to get a look at the new artist impressions, and I know the community will share my excitement, as it helps us to imagine what our new school will look like."
Mr Fang said the plan allows for growth into the future.
"The school site has been master planned to allow for future expansion to 24 classrooms if required," he said.
Member for Wagga Joe McGirr said the facility was going to be an exciting addition to the community.
"I am very happy with the designs we've seen but it will be interesting to get feedback from the community to make sure we have not overlooked anything," he said. "It's excellent to see the process moving forward though."
While not official, the school has been tentatively referred to as 'Wagga Public School', sparking conversation among residents who pointed out such a school already exists.
"This name is not anything official - the actual name will be decided in consultation with the community and obviously cannot be the same as the Gurwood Street school," Dr McGirr said.
"I am looking forward to being a part of that process."
The NSW Department of Education also said the school's name was yet to be determined.
The SSDA will be on public exhibition from November 14 to December 11, 2019 and submissions can be made via the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment website.
The community holds some concerns over the traffic flow through Gobbagombalin bridge and surrounding roads however, but Dr McGirr said he believes the school might have the opposite effect.
"There are traffic concerns but I think this may even help with that because you won't have traffic for taking children into the schools in town or at North Wagga from suburbs like Estella," he said.
"So people might find it actually improves traffic flow to a degree, but we obviously will need to consider that and have plans in place."